Nothing New Under the Sun…

I find theists and atheists can never really understand one another (as sad as that is) because in the end they are respresenting competing claims (and they do no neccesarily hide this) they both hold as ‘true’ about the realities they live in.

In conclusion, one side must lean towards the other in order to make room for discussion or agreeance must occur for one side to feel they are ‘right’ and feel some justification for their stance. Both sides that want a discussion do this.

Truth is – you cannot prove God – so we can discuss any and everything under the sun after this claim is made (which is logical and also a justification for the atheist). Someone made the claim we all use ‘faith’ (in the sense of ‘trust’) – so for the theist this is also justifcation for their side. Convo continues.

Luke lables this as ’searching’ – we all must continue in this process…and this is the middle ground for both sides…or is Luke making a point that an atheist has to concede some ground to make discussion? Convo continues.

Fact is, all of us have a story that differs from one another and we want to put the facts of any issue outside of that reality (our biases being as limited as we can make them). This is common ground also – and we all admit to having bias in our thinking in some way. Convo continues.

I find, as a theist, I really don’t care if an athiest believes in God or not – and this is pretty much the norm for the athiest towards the theist. I think we like the discussion because it helps us learn and defend our points better. It’s maybe a search for the truth on some level but in essence do we really care about any of this?

***Comment taken from Sabio Lantz’s blog ‘Misunderstanding Each Other’

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8 thoughts on “Nothing New Under the Sun…

  1. “In reality its probably all about community” (John)

    I think I agree! I like blogging with people of all communities because I have a lot to learn from many people and closing myself off to some of the viewpoints is not going to help. I think, and we may not say this much, we like one another as is.

  2. I think, and we may not say this much, we like one another as is(jason)

    To follow this up from one of your ideas. I dont dislike very many people, I dislike some of their actions. 🙂

  3. For some reason, we get on one another’s nerves when we have wildly different beliefs.

    Whether there is a God or not is a big issue.

    The atheist is more likely to admit this than a Christian, because a Christian is supposed to be all love.

  4. “Whether there is a God or not is a big issue” (Temaskian)

    How big of an issue though? I guess I never know and this emphasis seems to change person to person.

    “The atheist is more likely to admit this than a Christian, because a Christian is supposed to be all love.” (Temaskian)

    I think many Christians admit this is a big issue – alongside many atheists that also make this same claim. I am not sure what love has do with making that claim though?

  5. some are concerned with facts and claim the truth is in there. some go for what the facts mean and claim that the truth is in there.

    both are right.

    yet they argue.

    and so it goes.

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